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Sounding/Silence: Martin Heidegger at the Limits of Poetics

David Nowell Smith


Sounding/Silence charts Heidegger's deep engagement with poetry, situating it within the internal dynamics of his thought and within the domains of poetics and literary criticism. Heidegger viewed poetics and literary criticism with notorious disdain: he claimed that his Erläuterungen (“soundings”) of Hölderlin's poetry were not “contributions to aesthetics and literary history” but rather stemmed “from a necessity for thought.” And yet, the questions he poses—the value of significance of prosody and trope, the concept of “poetic language,” the relation between language and body, the “truth” o ... More

Keywords: Heidegger, Martin, Phenomenology, Poetry, Aesthetics, Literary Criticism, Poetics, Philosophy of Language

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780823251537
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823251537.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Nowell Smith, author
The University of East Anglia